For the Ladies – Lower Your Fat Intake to Increase Continence
There have been a considerable number of studies on the effects of obesity on urinary incontinence. Excess weight in the abdomen can cause incontinence, where the weight can put pressure on the pelvic floor muscles that control bladder function.
A study of 2060 women from Boston between the ages of 30 and 79 years shows it doesn't matter how much you weigh, your intake of saturated fats can raise the risk as much as three times for those who consume the highest average calories each day.
Similarly, an increase was also shown for women who have a high intake of saturated fats (commonly found in animal products) and a lower intake of polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats.
This research stood true even when taking into account other health issues affecting women, such as diabetes,
What can you do?
For starters, losing a little weight will do wonders for your continence. But even if you are not overweight, eat a little less meat and a little more veggies and fruits. This will naturally decrease your calorie intake while providing your body with more of the healthier and more useful unsaturated fats (poly and mono).
And you'll be able to control your bladder for a little longer!